Testimonials

Olivia summer student at Hinton Wood Products

I love being able to work outdoors, do something different every day, and see different parts of the land base around me. I started the Forest Technology program in the fall of 2014, and have never worked in the forest industry prior to attending NAIT.

- Olivia Silviculture Summer Student

Kyle Student at Hinton Pulp

This past work-term has been the first time that I have been able to apply the concepts that I have been learning in school to real world problems and to really feel like I am making a difference.

- Kyle Engineering summer student at Hinton Pulp

Jason summer student at Hinton Pulp

Although my placement was only four months long, my exposure to the Pulp industry at Hinton Pulp was unforgettable and technically enlightening. I was extremely lucky to have worked with experienced engineers who showed me how much there still was to learn, but who also trusted me to make impactful decisions.

- Jason Engineering Co-op Student at Hinton Pulp

This past co-op term at Quesnel River Pulp (QRP) has been quite enjoyable. Everyone at QRP is approachable and willing to help however they can. A lot of the work I’ve done this term has allowed me to improve my project management skills by planning and supervising contracted jobs.

- Robb Engineering co-op student at Quesnel River Pulp

I have thoroughly enjoyed my four month stay at Quesnel River Pulp, having had the opportunity to work with a fantastic group of people. While working here, I have had the opportunity to both manage and work on a variety of projects, both independently and as part of a group.

- Elijah Engineering co-op student at Quesnel River Pulp

Working at Quesnel River Pulp for the summer was amazing. I learnt more in 4 months there than I thought was possible. I worked on projects, big and small, which enabled me to learn and be creative. I worked by myself and in a group of senior engineers, which taught me to be more confident in my own ideas.

- Courtney Engineering co-op student at Quesnel River Pulp

Working as an engineering summer student at Quesnel River Pulp (QRP) has been one of the best work terms I have done. Everyone here has been very friendly and helped foster my learning experience along the way.

- Brenden Engineering co-op student at Quesnel River Pulp

My experience at Slave Lake Pulp was outstanding. Every colleague was outgoing, easy to approach, and made coming to work enjoyable. From my experience I have learnt more than I was expecting to when I showed up 4 months ago.

- Jason Engineering co-op student at Slave Lake Pulp

Working as a woodlands planning student for Chetwynd Forest Industries (CFI) has been the best and most valuable work experience that I’ve had.

- Dane Woodlands planning student

My 4-month work term at Slave Lake Pulp was an extremely awesome experience. I entered the workforce with zero knowledge and left with tremendous experience gained from my co-op work term.

- Yumiko Co-op

I gained experience throughout my degree program by working summers in different industries; fabrication, chemical waste treatment and pulp and paper.

- Simon Process/DCS Engineer at Hinton Pulp

I don’t think my introduction to forestry is typical: I was tired of waiting tables, so one day I walked into West Fraser’s Chasm sawmill and told them I wanted to start working for them.

- Veronica Apprentice Electrician

Being a part of the Green Dream Internship in its first year has been the opportunity of a lifetime. I’m walking away from this experience having gained numerous transferable workplace skills, exposure to different parts of Canada and an appreciation for the forestry industry.

- Mark Greenest Workforce "Green Dream" Intern at Slave Lake Pulp

My first co-op work term at Slave Lake Pulp was truly a great learning experience. The mill strongly emphasizes the importance of safety, which demonstrates the amount of care Slave Lake Pulp shows towards its employees.

- Jasper Engineering Co-Op Student

I started as a lumber grader, working in the planer before I began my millwright apprenticeship at the Quesnel sawmill. I did my entire apprenticeship with West Fraser. Last year I was promoted to Weekend Maintenance Supervisor – a job that I really enjoy.

- Mike Weekend Maintenance Supervisor

Working as technical summer student at Slave Lake Pulp was an extremely valuable experience. I’ve lived in Slave Lake since Grade 7. I had heard of the pulp mill but never really understood what it encompassed.

- Jennifer Technical summer student

After I graduated from high school, my first job was in the wood energy industry as an operator. There I had a chance to see what the electricians were doing on site and I became very interested in pursuing the trade.

- Tony Electrical Charge Hand

Working at Slave Lake Pulp has been one of the best work experiences I have ever had. I have spent three summers working there. During that time I have gained tons of experience in the field of engineering.

- Ryan Engineering Co-Op Student

My first 8-month co-op work term at Slave Lake Pulp. At first, I was nervous about what to expect as well as the idea of relocating to a small town. I was able to get accustomed to the workplace in no time, thanks to the help I have received from the other co-workers who were very friendly and willing to help.

- Chris Co-Op Student

I'm a University of Alberta Forestry Grad and have now been working for West Fraser for over 12 years. My first summer of Forestry work experience was with West Fraser at Chetwynd Forest Industries.

- Shane Silviculture Superintendent

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